The Magic Hour by Janice Durand

"The Magic Hour: A Very Personal History of State Street" is a new memoir by longtime State Street retailer Janice Durand.

There are worse places to find inspiration than the French Quarter in New Orleans.

One day in 1977, Janice Durand was sitting in the famous Café du Monde, sipping strong coffee with hot milk and watching her husband and two sons dive into the sugary beignets.

Columnist and Contributing Writer

Doug Moe is Madison Magazine's award-winning columnist, long-time contributing writer and former editor. He writes Madison Magazine's monthly print column and semi-weekly award-winning blog, both called Doug Moe's Madison. He has also written numerous critically-acclaimed nonfiction books and thousands of newspaper columns and magazine articles over the past 40 years.